Voluntary Recall Issued for Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs

On July 24th, Nature’s Variety announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected products are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets with the following package information:

  • UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb – Best by 04/27/16
  • UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb – Best by 04/17/16
  • UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb – Best by 04/17/16

The “Best by” date is located on the back of the package below the seal.  The affected product was distributed through retail stores in the United States and limited distribution in Canada.  No other Nature’s Variety products are affected.

Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns.  Symptoms of Salmonella infection include lethargy, diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.  Some pets may have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain.

Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product of bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.

Consumers with additional questions may call the Nature’s Variety Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 or by email, cservice@naturesvariety.com.  Nature’s Variety has offered a FAQ, available here.

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